Phalsa, Falsa. The fruits are edible and are highly... more
Grewia asiatica - Falsa, Sherbet Berry
Phalsa, Falsa. The fruits are edible and are highly perishable. It is used in India as a beverage fruit and the taste is similar to a grape although the texture reminds more of a crabapple or apple. A native of the Indian subcontinent, the Phalsa is so rare here in the US that only a handful of rare fruit enthusiasts seem to be aware of it. Used extensively in Folk medicine in its native land, the Vitamin C enriched Phalsa has now become the subject of renewed medical research in many countries of the world.